The 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM), co-sponsored by the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), and The Oceanography Society (TOS), will be held 11-16 February, in the Oregon Convention Center (777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) in Portland, Oregon. The OSM is an important venue for scientific exchange across broad marine science disciplines. Sessions will include all aspects of oceanography, especially multidisciplinary topics, as well as presentations that reflect new and emerging research on the global ocean and society, including science education, outreach and public policy. The OSM originated in 1982 as a joint effort between AGU and ASLO; TOS joined as a regular co-sponsor in 2004.
Increasing evidence of multiple human impacts on the oceans makes this a critical time for the largest international assembly of ocean scientists, engineers, students, educators, policy makers, and other stakeholders to gather and share their results on research, application of research, and education. What better place to hold the meeting than Portland, Oregon’s largest city. Portland sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. Portland is known for its eccentric locals, sophisticated yet casual atmosphere and eco-friendly culture. It is a great venue for the 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting.